Resident Ear 2 WEBThe Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Residency Program at UAB provides residents with training and clinical and operative experience in all major disciplines of ENT and associated communication sciences, including:

  • cancer of the head and neck
  • cosmetic reconstructive surgery
  • general otolaryngology
  • otologic/neurotologic surgery
  • endocrine disorders
  • facial trauma
  • endocrine surgery
  • rhinology
  • speech pathology
  • endocrine disorders
  • audiology and rehabilitative procedures

Annually, the department performs more than 4,000 surgical procedures and cares for more than 31,000 patients in multiple clinics. Chief residents routinely finish their training with over 3,000 cases. The sub-specialty areas are all staffed by fellowship-trained faculty members, and residents have extensive exposure to all aspects of otolaryngology - head and neck surgery.

HEAD & NECK
University Hospital
PEDIATRIC
Children's Hospital 
GENERAL
University Hospital 
OTOLOGY
University Hospital
 RESEARCH
University Hospital
VA
Veteran's Hospital
 Carroll, Peters, Greene,
 Withrow, Buczek
 Hill, Kulbersh, Smith,
 Wiatrak, Woolley 
Agarwal, Cho, Cox,
Waguespack,
Woodworth
 Walsh Cho, Woodworth  Cox, Peters,
Withrow, 
 PGY 2
 PGY 3
 PGY 5
 PGY 2
 PGY 4 
 PGY 2
 PGY 4 
 PGY 5
 PGY 3   PGY 3
 PGY 4
PGY 3
PGY 5

Research

In addition to a broad clinical and surgical experience, the residency program fosters training in the basic sciences and research. Specialized instruction occurs in weekly conferences, including talks given by faculty from related specialties, and by visiting faculty. Residents participate in a monthly journal club with an emphasis on current topics in ENT. Each year, all of the residents present the results of their ongoing research activities at Residents' Research Day, and they spend a four-month block on a research rotation during their PGY-3 and PGY-4 year.

2019 Resident Research Day Flyer

Conferences and Workshops

Attendance at local and national otolaryngology conferences is encouraged and supported when the residents are making presentations. Other academic endeavors include a yearly temporal bone course, yearly fresh cadaver dissection courses in endoscopic sinus surgery and facial plastic surgery, yearly head and neck reconstruction course with visiting professor and cadaver lab, a soft tissue course, a fracture plating course and a multi-disciplinary course in cosmetic facial surgery.